Crime

  ‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

The company said the employee, who had worked there for five years, broke store policy “by initiating physical confrontation" with the robber.

Do you recognize this woman? Pender County Sheriff’s Office is searching for grill propane tank thief

Bladen Co. man pleads guilty to deadly 2016 shooting

Columbus Co. man jailed on assault, attempted murder charges in failed armed robbery

Documents link Russia bribery, murder-for-hire plot to Raleigh FBI investigation

Police charge man with peeping, exposing himself at Independence Mall

Arrests made in armed robbery of Atkinson store

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  ‘They just sped off’: WPD offering $5,000 reward in March hit-and-run that left man’s prosthetic leg shattered

Pleas, promises, and probation: Suspects in trooper’s death put 2nd chance in jeopardy

Suspect sought in Leland Walmart larceny

Murder or self-defense? Car repo gone wrong set for trial in Columbus Co.

Woman struck in head during robbery of produce mart

Girl Scout cookie manager accused of stealing $7,000 from NC troop

  Man accused of shooting into Elizabethtown home, injuring woman

The Elizabethtown Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly fired a gun into a home Monday, seriously injuring a woman.

Daniel Green’s lawyer argues he deserves a new trial in murder of Michael Jordan’s father

“He didn’t do it,” Green's attorney said. “He wasn’t there. He doesn’t know what happened. He is completely innocent of the charges he was convicted of. He has admitted and taken responsibility for the things he did do and if he served time for those things he would have been out 15 years ago."

Woman accused of pouring hot grease on victim

The victim had severe burns on their back and arms, court records show.

Man injured in shooting on Carolina Beach Road

A man was injured in a shooting Tuesday night on Carolina Beach Road.

  Baby Boy Horry’s death remains unsolved 10 years later

Supply man sentenced to over 30 years in prison for deadly crash

WANTED: Woman suspected of firing gun at her daughter

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Validated gang member accused of punching deputy during traffic stop

Bladen County authorities shut down meth lab near White Lake

Bladen County authorities say tips from the public led to the discovery of a meth lab outside of White Lake last week.

Leland man faces armed robbery, drug charges

A Leland man is accused a robbing a man at gunpoint Sunday.

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police believe the suspect chose a victim at random from the customers inside the store.

Mom’s video goes viral as she searches for missing son

Since he went missing his mother has posted videos and photos weekly. Close to four thousand people follow the “Find Sam Davis” Facebook page.

Armed robbery attempt leaves two hospitalized

According to a spokesperson with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 300 block of Browntown Avenue in Riegelwood at 1:40 p.m. in reference to an attempted armed robbery.

Wilmington man convicted of federal child porn charges

A Wilmington man was convicted of downloading hundreds of files depicting child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Southport police searching for larceny suspects

In a Facebook post, Coring shared a photo of two people he described as “persons of interest” in a larceny case at a Southport Walmart.

NC House of Representatives honors Trooper Kevin Conner

Rep. Brenden Jones of Columbus County plans to introduce a resolution honoring fallen NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner.

Warrant: Argument over anthem protests led to Thanksgiving Day shooting

A Cary dad is charged with shooting his son on Thanksgiving Day following an argument over national anthem protests between his kids.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Leland police asking for public’s help in identifying larceny suspect

The Leland Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman it says is suspected of stealing from a business.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

State Highway Patrol honors Fair Bluff officer who helped capture murder suspect

Cpl. Lee Alsbrooks received the Colonel’s Appreciation Award during a 10 a.m. award ceremony hosted by the State Highway Patrol in Raleigh. Following the ceremony, Alsbrooks received a standing ovation.

Clarkton man sentenced to prison after being convicted of second-degree murder

According to a news release from the District Attorney's Office, Harold Swindell, 48, of Clarkton, was convicted of second-degree murder and possession of firearm by a felon following a jury trial in Bladen County Superior Court. Swindell received a sentence of 26-33 years in prison.

Police make arrests in connection to recent Wilmington shootings

The Wilmington Police Department on Monday announced arrests of several people, some validated gang members, linked to some of the two dozen shootings across the city that have left at least six people injured over the last two weeks.

Caught on camera: ‘Inchworm bandits’ crawl across floor to rob Houston restaurant

The three suspects stole $450 in tip money for servers who worked shifts over the weekend.

Shots strike Tabor City home while young children watch TV inside

Three homes were hit by gunfire in Tabor City Wednesday night, according the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

Sunday morning shootings leave two injured

At least two people were injured in shootings in Wilmington early Sunday morning.

WPD: Man accused of raping woman after being told to move out

A man is accused of raping a woman after she told him to move out of her apartment, according to Wilmington police.

WPD: Teen injured in shooting on S. 13th Street

An 18-year-old was injured in a shooting Sunday in Wilmington.

WPD offers safety tips, increases patrols for holiday shopping season

“Are you getting ready for the holidays,” says Officer P.J Kantor as he greets shoppers in Wilmington Friday morning.

WPD responds to ShotSpotter alert Friday morning

WPD received a ShotSpotter alert Friday morning around 10:50 a.m. in the 800 block of North 30th st.

Police investigating Friday morning shooting in Wilmington

Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday morning.

Suspect used dating app to help kidnap, sexually assault woman, prosecutors say

The 19-year-old victim says a man she met on the dating app Tagged took her to an apartment, where she was sexually assaulted by multiple men for five hours.

WPD searching for break-in suspects

Wilmington police are trying to identify three women who attempted to break into an apartment in the Headwaters at Autumn Hall complex just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 3.

Mother of first suspect charged in NC trooper’s killing implicated second suspect, document reveals

The mother of the first suspect charged in the “cold-blooded” murder of Trooper Kevin Conner last month tipped off investigators about the name of the second suspect, an unsealed search warrant revealed on Wednesday.

Man released from Columbus County jail in error now back in custody

A man who was released from the Columbus County Detention Center in error is back in custody, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

Supply man faces over 30 charges in string of burglaries

A Supply man is facing over 30 charges in connection with a string of burglaries across the county, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

WPD responds to three shootings in a span of an hour

The Wilmington Police Department responded to three separate shootings in a span of about an hour Tuesday.

WPD wants help identifying suspects in Target thefts

The Wilmington Police Department released surveillance photos of multiple people it believes were involved in separate larcenies at Target recently.

Ex-school employee indicted on 22 new charges in student rape case

Ex-New Hanover County Schools employee Nicholas Oates was recently indicted on several charges involving inappropriate relations with a minor.

WPD asking for public’s help in recent series of increased Shotspotter alerts

Over the past four days officers have responded to 20 Shotspotter alerts from the Creekwood community, and Castle and Meares Streets in Wilmington.

Teen arrested, charged with dealing marijuana in Balden Co.

After an undercover investigation, a 19-year-old was arrested in Elizabethtown for selling marijuana according to Sheriff Jim McVicker with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials: Man caught fire trying to siphon gas from U-Haul truck

Investigators are working to identify and locate the suspect.

Girl, 6, allegedly kills 1-year-old brother after being left alone with him in car

The father allegedly found his son with a seat belt wrapped around his neck, and an autopsy ruled the death a homicide by strangulation.

NC charter school principal sought in rape of 12-year-old student found dead

The principal of a Wayne County charter school, who was wanted on charges related to a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old female student, was found dead in Orange County, officials said Monday.

Columbus Co. Emergency Services worker arrested, charged with larceny

An employee of Columbus County Emergency Services was arrested and charged with larceny after he allegedly stole a public safety radio in hopes of trading it for a smartphone.

Three weeks gone: FBI entering ‘critical phase’ in search for kidnapped Lumberton girl

Monday marks two weeks since 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was kidnapped outside her Lumberton home.

Two men charged in Rocky Point home invasion

Matthew A. Horne and Jerome Wayne Minx have been charged with first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and second-degree kidnapping.

17 guns, crack, marijuana seized in Shallotte drug bust

After a months-long investigation, two Shallotte men face numerous charges following a drug bust last week.

WPD: Man admits he was shot during drug deal

A man admitted he had been shot during a drug deal early Monday morning, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Man arrested after allegedly offering to pay family for sex with son

Police say the suspect admitted to the incident and told officers he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Florida man tried to steal vending machine from apartment complex, police say

Police believe the suspect was trying to steal money, as the machine was found with damage to its money slot.

Brunswick Co. man deemed leader of drug trafficking crew gets 17 years in prison

Rodney Troy Williams, 50, of Bolivia, was charged with multiple drug trafficking counts related to the distribution of crack cocaine.

Man sentenced in downtown Wilmington shooting that severely injured woman

A Fayetteville man is headed to prison after he admitted to severely injuring a woman in a shooting in downtown Wilmington back in the summer.

Wilmington man sentenced to 15 years for drug crimes

According to a news release, Talih Rik Anthony Reeves, 36, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being charged in a 10-count indictment on Feb. 22.

Wilmington police seek driver who hit bicyclist

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a driver who injured a bicyclist in a hit-and-run last week.

Sheriff’s office discusses mental health training after aggressive arrest video

Police are reviewing a video posted on social media that is raising questions of how officers handled the involuntary commitment of Hiram Farmer, a 35-year-old man from Wilmington.

WPD: Suspect shot by victim during armed robbery

An armed robbery suspect was shot by one of his would-be victims Wednesday night, according to Wilmington police.

Shallotte police looking for man accused of stealing from Walmart

The Shallotte Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man it says is wanted for larceny at the town’s Walmart.

Florida man accused of poisoning co-worker’s drink with bodily fluid

The charges stem from multiple incidents where the man was caught on camera allegedly putting a white bodily fluid into his co-worker's water mug.

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

The rescued dogs were treated by animal shelter workers and taken to regional shelters for fostering or adoption.

Wilmington driver accused of hitting couple on moped

Police have arrested a Wilmington driver who last month allegedly hit a couple on a moped on Market Street then took off after the collision.

‘My husband, he went crazy,’ woman says in 911 call after 3 killed in NC shooting

The crash of a stolen truck led to the capture of a suspect in a triple homicide near Dunn late Monday night.

Deputy checking on stranded drivers leads to drug, gun bust

A Bladen County deputy checking on stranded motorists leads to the arrest of a Wilmington-area couple following the discovery of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, and an AK-47 inside their vehicle.

Southport police looking for man accused of Walmart thefts

The Southport Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect they say stole multiple items from Walmart earlier this week.

UNCW students seek answers to larceny cases on campus

After a month of no answers, UNCW students are wanting to know what the school is going to do about the several counts of larceny. Dozens of students reported items stolen after coming back from the hurricane.

Columbus County homeowner tied up, held at gunpoint by armed intruder

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a homeowner was tied up and held at gunpoint during a home invasion over the weekend.